Policy, Politics, and Ethics: A Critical Approach by Thomas M. MeenaghanPolicy, Politics, and Ethics: A Critical Approach by Thomas M. Meenaghan

Policy, Politics, and Ethics: A Critical Approach

byThomas M. Meenaghan, Keith M. Kilty, Dennis D. Long

Paperback | June 15, 2013

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Policy, Politics, and Ethics challenges readers to consider the complex social and political factors that influence policy development. Social workers and other professionals in the helping fields must critically engage with policy on both the large and small scale in order to achieve socialchange. While analyzing policy, professionals must always be aware of the political, organizational, and personal interests that underpin the development and implementation of any social policy. In this book, Thomas Meenaghan, Keith Kilty, Dennis Long, and John McNutt examine both the rational andthe political aspects of social policy using scientific inquiry. The book focuses on the interaction between applied research methods and various social, scientific, and technological components behind policy processes.The new edition of this text will be a valuable tool to teach your students to think critically about policy. Ethical and political forces are identified as they may relate to populations and groups at risk as well as to the steps taken to address problems. The book presents a variety ofmethodological approaches including program evaluation, needs assessment, and cost-benefit analysis. The authors have updated the text to address CSWE competencies, and have introduced thought boxes that will guide discussion about issues and ideas.
THOMAS M. MEENAGHAN (PhD; MSW, Fordham University) is professor emeritus in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. He has practiced in the Institute of Urban Research, was chair of graduate studies at Ohio State University, School of Social Work, was professor and dean at Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Wo...
Title:Policy, Politics, and Ethics: A Critical ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190615346

ISBN - 13:9780190615345